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17TH AND 18TH CENTURY DOCUMENTS

AGREEMENT DATED 1781
AGREEMENT DATED 1781
1808 LETTER
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
WASHINGTON

The Francis Furman Collection contains 18th century manuscripts that relate mainly to the Hopper family who settled in this part of Franklin Township in about 1742.  There are deeds, contracts and mortgages.

 

The Museum receives operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Edythe Glasgow Collection contains 18th century manuscripts collected by Edythe Glasgow, a life long resident of the Township, who was a founding spirit of The Mahwah Historical Society, a predecessor to the Mahwah Museum.  There are interesting letters and legal documents in this collection. 

 

 

  

 

The Overseers of the Poor of Franklin Township is a copy of a record book of that body when Mahwah was still located in Franklin Township (1777-1849).  It describes the recipients of public assistance and the contributors to that fund. 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Washington's Account Book is a copy of the accounts of General George Washington when he was serving as the commanding general of the Continental Army.